Nerves have started to take hold in the lead-up to Saturday’s AFL season-decider at the MCG.

Collingwood is favourite to claim an illusive crown but are wary of a Saint Kilda combination spearheaded by Queenslander Nick Riewoldt.

Grace Duckham reports.

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Saints players were totally relaxed ahead of their lockdown this morning, the team a tantalising four quarters of football away from grabbing the club’s second title.

And across town, the Magpies were equally as confident and will host a final open training session tomorrow morning ahead of the grand final parade.

Meanwhile, Gold Coast United has shaken off a tough week to win their round eight A-League match against the Newcastle Jets.

Gold Coast stole a 1-0 victory from the Jets in the final minute at Skilled Park last night.

The win came off the boot of substitute John Curtis, who scored a long range goal to seal the win.

And in Formula One motor racing, former World champion Allan Jones has endorsed the mental toughness of the current championship leader, Mark Webber.

He claims fellow Australian, Webber can stretch his lead at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Briton Lewis Hamilton heads to Singapore as defending champion but Red Bull is expected to be the quickest around the street circuit.

Lewis Hamilton, Defending World Champion: “The Red Bulls are very quick here, also last year. So me and Jenson have a tough battle ahead of us.”

Grace Duckham, QUT News.